The Oakmont Sunday Symposium is open to all Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Topics in the Symposium's fall schedule include civil rights and wilderness legislation, drought resistant gardening and Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court.

Sunday events for Oakmont residents and their invited guests are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Rec Center.  A $3 donation is requested. Discounted passes are available at the door. The Symposium solicits comments and suggestions about our programs from our audience. Click on Contact Us.

The Sunday Symposium will be dark for the last two weeks in December. We wish you the best of the Holiday Season and hope you can join us on January 4 for Dr. Alan Bernstein's presentation on "The Brain and Aging."


OUR LATEST RECORDINGS

Bob Kirk,"Pearl Harbor - Behind the Day of Infamy" on December 7th, 2014 (audio only)

Susan Nuernberg,"Hollywood Does "Call of the Wild" on November 30th, 2014 (audio only)

Dr. Marek Lorenc,"What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer" on November 9th, 2014 (audio only)

Dot Spaet,"Five Keys to Get Rid of Back Pain" on October 19th, 2014 (audio & video)


December 21

No Symposium.
Have a great holiday!


January 4

Dr. Allan L Bernstein:Advances in Alzheimer's Medicine

Dr. Allan L Bernstein

Alzheimer's disease in particular has become a major focus of research in the last 5-10 years.  We have been able to identify abnormal deposits in the brain through advances in imaging, no longer needing to wait for autopsies to confirm a diagnosis.  Dr. Allan L. Bernstein will discuss cover new classes of medications and what stage we are in regarding research. He will also review the role of diets, exercise and the reversible causes of memory loss. Dr. Bernstein is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and was previously Professor of Neurology at UC Davis.  He worked simultaneously for Kaiser and UC for 34 years. 


January 11

Dr. Rodney Jackson:  Saving the Snow Leopard

Dr. Rodney JacksonThere are less than 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild. From being poached for their pelts and bones, to being killed by rural herders in retaliation for deaths of livestock, snow leopards have many pressures to face.  Dr. Rodney Jackson, leading authority on snow leopard habitat, will share detail on the threats putting these cats at risk and how he has devoted his life to protecting them by teaching the locals who live with them how to be their greatest protectors.  With villagers and herders becoming citizen scientists who are using modern technology paired with their knowledge of local wildlife and cultures, snow leopards stand a chance.


 

 

If the speaker requests the program be video recorded, an edited copy will be posted here one week later for those who could not attend in person. Contact Oakmont Video Productions for more information.


Contact the Symposium at oaksunsym@gmail.com